is a forward-thinking and inclusive speakers’ management agency, affiliated with Ayesha Pande Literary, dedicated to helping our clients connect with their optimal audiences and build their platforms as public intellectuals and entertainers. We see it as an essential part of our mission to amplify voices that have long been silenced and to give a platform to writers, thinkers and activists whose work and ideas help us to understand the world we live in, and to learn how to make it better.
128 W 132nd Street
New York, New York 10027
is our founding director and a lecture agent, as well as the founder of Ayesha Pande Literary, a Harlem-based boutique literary agency with an international focus. Before launching the agency, she worked as an editor at several publishing houses, including Farrar Straus & Giroux, HarperCollins and Crown Publishers. She has a graduate degree from Columbia University and lives in Harlem. She feels very lucky to work with clients that surprise her, teach her, and challenge her with new ideas and new ways of looking at the world. With Pande Lecture Management, she's determined to take her deep appreciation for and commitment to her clients one step further by helping amplify their voices and sharing their ideas with new audiences.
is the venues manager and a lecture agent with Pande Lecture Management and an agent with Ayesha Pande Literary. In her over twenty years in publishing, she has worked as an international literary scout, as a book editor at Vintage Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Simon & Schuster, as well as Editorial Director at Other Press. She has also worked as a freelance editor for fiction and academic books and as a translator of French comics into English. She has a BA from Brown University where she majored in English and American literature (and fell in love with postcolonial literary fiction and theory!). She loves books that take her to a new place and teach her something new about our world, and she’s excited about Pande Lecture Management as it is an essential way to help match those writers and thinkers whose ideas she feels need to be in the world with audiences eager to hear them.
is our travel coordinator and has been with Ayesha Pande Literary since 2015. Previously, she worked at Laura Gross Literary Agency in Boston. She holds a graduate degree in French from NYU and lives in Harlem with her husband and spirited toddler. She has always been drawn to stories and writers who have something meaningful to say about our world and who can show her a new way of thinking. Serene is thrilled to be part of the Pande Lecture Management team and eager to help amplify these speakers' voices.
is a marketing and publicity associate with Pande Lecture Management, as well as an assistant with Ayesha Pande Literary. She has a M.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Maryland and a M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Production from Long Island University. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House and TOTUS, where she first realized the importance of creating spaces for new voices and stories. Through Pande Lecture Management, Theresa hopes to put the spotlight on our clients and to connect them with curious listeners and thinkers.